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1947 Chicago Rockets (AAFC)

4th place Western Division 1-13-0 .071
1947 AAFCPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Jim Crowley
Al BabartskyLine
Hamp PoolAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/23/1947NBrooklyn Dodgers17-20LSalt Lake City, UTUte Stadium28000
Fri8/29/1947HLos Angeles Dons21-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field41182
Fri9/5/1947ANew York Yankees26-48LNew York, NYYankee Stadium36777
Sun9/14/1947ABuffalo Bills20-28LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium33648
Fri9/19/1947HBuffalo Bills14-31LChicago, ILSoldier Field22685
Fri9/26/1947HCleveland Browns21-41LChicago, ILSoldier Field18450
Fri10/3/1947HBrooklyn Dodgers31-35LChicago, ILSoldier Field16844
Sun10/12/1947ASan Francisco 49ers28-42LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium23300
Sun10/19/1947ACleveland Browns28-31LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium35266
Fri10/24/1947HNew York Yankees7-28LChicago, ILSoldier Field20310
Fri10/31/1947ABrooklyn Dodgers3-7LNew York, NYEbbets Field2960
Fri11/7/1947HBaltimore Colts27-21WChicago, ILSoldier Field5395
Fri11/21/1947HSan Francisco 49ers16-41LChicago, ILSoldier Field5791
Sun11/30/1947ABaltimore Colts7-14LBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium14085
Sun12/7/1947ALos Angeles Dons14-34LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum20856

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
36Alex AgaseROG-RDG5-1021025Illinois; Purdue; Illinois1111
99Billy BassDB-LOH5-1018025Tennessee State; Nevada-Reno1414
42Alf BaumanOT-DT6-222827Northwestern32
54Connie Mack BerryDE-OE6-321532North Carolina State20
64Angelo BertelliQB6-119026Notre Dame10
33John BillmanLOG-LDG6-020128Minnesota21
85Walt ClayDB-OH5-1019623Colorado32
25Herb ColemanLB?-C6-020024Notre Dame1313
65Norm CoxQB-S6-221022Texas Christian20
71Bill DaleyFB-LB6-221028DePaul; Minnesota; Michigan; Columbia1413
66Al DekdebrunQB5-1018226Cornell125
55Bob DoveLDE-LOE6-122226Notre Dame1310
52Ray EbliRDE-ROE6-221028Notre Dame66
75Fred EvansLOH-LDH5-1118526Notre Dame98
45/40Forrest GriggROT-RDT-LOT-LDT6-229421Tulsa136
57John HarringtonLOE-LDE6-319826Marquette143
35George HechtLOG-LDG6-023527Alabama103
80Elroy HirschDB-LOH6-119024Wisconsin; Michigan77
64Bob HoernschemeyerROH-QB5-1119422Indiana; Navy22
45Chuck HunekeOT-DT6-322526St. Mary's (Texas); St. Benedict's10
74Bill KellagherLB-FB5-1120527Fordham1414
41John KuzmanLOT-LDT6-123232Fordham149
50Pat LaheyROE-RDE6-221928John Carroll144
21Peter LamanaC-LB5-1121026Boston University121
73Ernie LewisP-FB6-121123Colorado140
36Fran MattinglyDG-OG5-1121530Texas A&M-Kingsville10
46Harley McCollumROT-RDT6-424531Tulane1312
43Joe MihalOT-DT6-223431Purdue10
53Max MorrisLDE-LOE6-220022Illinois; Northwestern1414
51Jerry MulreadyROE-RDE6-220524Minnesota; North Dakota State96
27Fred NegusC-LB6-121024Wisconsin; Michigan; Wisconsin1310
48Bruno NiedzielaROT-RDT6-222024Iowa111
32Jim O'NealROG-RDG6-123023Texas Christian122
30Jim PearcyLOG-MG?5-1121029Marshall1414
49Benny PucciROT-RDT-LOT-LDT6-425522none1210
52Frank QuillenROE-RDE6-522527Pennsylvania82
88Ray RamseyROH-DB6-216626Bradley1414
54John RokiskyLOE-LDE-ROE-RDE-K6-220228Duquesne141
29Cliff RothrockC-LB5-1019025North Dakota State21
43Johnny SanchezOT-DT6-323927Los Angeles CC; San Francisco; Whittier; San Francisco10
97Teddy ScalissiLOH-LDH5-817326Ripon102
60Bill SchroederDB-ROH-LOH6-019024Wisconsin1211
34Tony SumpterOG-DG6-121525Cameron JC10
69Sammy VacantiQB5-1020225Iowa; Purdue; Nebraska138
40Norm VerryROT-RDT6-124525Southern California11
31Evan VogdsOG-DG5-1021024Wisconsin130
37Lloyd WasserbachOG-DG5-1120326Wisconsin50
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
Special SelectionBernie GallagherTPennsylvania
Special SelectionJohnny LujackQBNotre Dame
14George SullivanTNotre Dame
212Ray ManieriBWake Forest
320Bob DerlethTMichigan
428Johnny ReaganBMontana
536Jim PharrCAuburn
644Bob SandbergBMinnesota
752Eddie AllenBPennsylvania
860Matt BolgerENotre Dame
968Charley EikenbergBRice
1076Ermal AllenQBKentucky
1184Marty ChavesGOregon State
1292George JerniganGGeorgia
13100R.J. JordanEGeorgia Tech
14108Bobby LivingstoneBNotre Dame
15116Bill IvyTNorthwestern
16124Bruno NiedzielaTIowa
17130Bill MackridesQBNevada-Reno
18136Mac WenskunasCIllinois
19142Tony GrahamCSt. Mary's (Minnesota)
20148Russ BendaGIowa
21154George WatkinsTTexas
22158Sammy VacantiBNebraska
23162Len ZenkevitchTIdaho
24166Dave DayGIowa
25170Bill FranksTIllinois
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals209349101263
Opponents Totals10799107112425
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals155697511/ %/ %38264
Opponents Totals200116768/ %/ %72610
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Ray Ramsey100000060
John Rokisky0333594.34850.0045
Bill Daley40000024
Elroy Hirsch40000024
John Harrington30000018
Bill Schroeder30000018
Billy Bass20000012
Max Morris20000012
Teddy Scalissi20000012
Bob Dove1000006
Ray Ebli1000006
Fred Evans1000006
Bob Hoernschemeyer1000006
Frank Quillen1000006
Sammy Vacanti1000006
Fred Negus0000012
Angelo Bertelli000010.000
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals36333691.74944.41263
Opponents Totals58565896.671838.90425
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Rokisky4850.0350/2/2/0/0/
Angelo Bertelli010.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals4944.40/2/2/0/0/
Opponents Totals71838.90/5/1/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Daley1214473.7524
Ray Ramsey704336.22
Bill Kellagher422435.80
Fred Evans201105.51
Al Dekdebrun20713.60
Elroy Hirsch23512.21
Ernie Lewis13473.60
Bill Schroeder11454.10
Billy Bass28441.60
Teddy Scalissi35371.10
Angelo Bertelli122.020
Bob Hoernschemeyer520.40
Norm Cox1-3-3.0-30
Sammy Vacanti11-9-0.81
Team Totals40115203.8529
Opponents Totals56427524.978t34
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Sammy Vacanti225969611315717.016.480t167.1167.160.8
Al Dekdebrun8148482582610.217.261t67.489.979.1
Bob Hoernschemeyer2299131436.515.973t14.500.078.4
Angelo Bertelli7223-5-0.7-2.500.0228.60.0
Billy Bass11101414.014.01400.000.0118.8
Norm Cox211194.59.0900.000.062.5
Elroy Hirsch100100.000.000.039.6
Fred Evans200200.000.000.039.6
Team Totals34115715715823586.915.080t236.7267.629264209460.0
Opponents Totals28814014012922067.715.870t206.9196.614114209270.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Ramsey3576821.980t9
Max Morris2223910.91
John Harrington1723313.73
Pat Lahey1314811.40
Bill Daley121169.7520
Elroy Hirsch1028228.276t3
Billy Bass8799.91
Jerry Mulready710815.40
Frank Quillen711316.11
Bob Dove66110.21
Teddy Scalissi56713.42
Ray Ebli4389.51
Fred Evans45313.30
Bill Kellagher3227.3180
Bill Schroeder2199.51
Bob Hoernschemeyer144.040
John Rokisky188.080
Team Totals157235815.080t23
Opponents Totals140220615.87020
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Kellagher67712.80
Ray Ramsey56613.20
Bill Schroeder414837.0622
Billy Bass210452.082t1
Alex Agase144.040
Fran Mattingly111.010
Team Totals1940021.182t3
Opponents Totals2651219.7520
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ernie Lewis65254939.24
Fred Evans27336.50
Team Totals67262239.1430.6
Opponents Totals532289
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Ramsey1113111.90
Billy Bass10858.50
Teddy Scalissi22613.0190
Elroy Hirsch22412.0210
Fred Evans22010.0100
Bill Daley133.030
Team Totals2828910.30
Opponents Totals4157013.91
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Ramsey1640625.4680
Billy Bass1226422.00
Elroy Hirsch617228.70
Teddy Scalissi817121.40
Fred Evans815919.90
Bill Daley714520.7570
Pat Lahey2189.0120
Bob Dove11616.0160
Max Morris11313.0130
Bob Hoernschemeyer11111.0110
Harley McCollum199.090
Bill Schroeder59218.40
John Kuzman177.070
Team Totals69148321.5680
Opponents Totals45951
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Max Morris1
Team Totals50262420441
Opponents Totals32201226382
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